The Time-Inconsistency of Alternative Energy Policy

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D'ARTIGUES, Agnès; PERCEBOIS, Jacques; VIGNOLO, Thierry;
(2007)
  • Publisher: European University Institute
  • Journal: volume 1,issue 1,pages1-7
  • Subject: E62 | alternative energy | Q48 | time inconsistency | energy policy | Q42 | Time-inconsistency Energy policy Tax expenditures
    • jel: jel:A1

Time-inconsistency can arise when a government attempts to convince private sector to use a particular alternative energy (gas, green electricity...) rather than petroleum products. By introducing taxes and feed-in prices, a government would encourage firms and househol... View more
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